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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Budget Recap: October

Time for a budget recap for October! 
  • Budget: $300 
  • Remaining from September+$98.60
  • Actual Spending:  $519.50
  • Remaining:  -$120.90
{click on each image to see how it was worn and for links to buy}
Forever 21 cropped denim jacket, The Limited Vintage Oblong Scarf
1. F21 Denim Jacket - $27,
The Limited Oblong Scarf - $3
H&M scalloped jacket
2. H&M Scalloped Jacket - $56
charlotte russe striped navy pante blazer
3. Charlotte Russe Blazer - $30
windsor store berry cargo vest
4. Windsor Cargo Vest - $0 (gc)
urban outfitter kimchi nora dress
5. UO Kimchi Nora Dress - $15
Banana Republic Chiffon Pleated cream blouse
6. BR Pleated Blouse - $33
gap neon drop sweater shirt
7. Gap Neon Sweater - $18
H&M striped knit sweater
8. H&M Striped Sweater - $10
Papaya Polka-Dot Shirt
9. Papaya Polka-Dot Shirt - $18
forever 21 peach black striped skirt
10. F21 Striped Skirt - $6.50
Lulu's National Lace Cream Skirt
11. Lulu*s Lace Skirt - $0
Old Navy pink capri pants
12. Old Navy Pink Pants - $15
Bakers Wild Pair Mara leopard pumps
13. Bakers Mara Leopard Pumps - $40
Bakers Wild Pair Karen WP teal suede pumps
14. Bakers Karen Teal Pumps - $70
Bakers Wild Pair Karen WP tan suede pumps
15. Bakers Karen Tan Pumps - $70
Bakers Jessica Simpson Livia Black Ankle Booties
16. Jessica Simpson Livia Boots - $68
H&M navy leaves scarf
17. H&M Navy Leaves Scarf - $10
romwe street style gem arty ring in royal blue
18. romwe Gen Ring in blue - $15
romwe street style gem ring in palmoxylon
19. romwe Gem Ring in palmoxylon - $15


My shoe purchases for October pushed me way outside my budget.  With the onset of cooler weather though, I just can't help but to stock up on some boots and fun colored pumps.  The other clothing purchases weren't too pricey, and I'm actually really happy about the jackets and vests I was able to my wardrobe to help me successfully layer into the cold weather months. 

For November, I'm going to try and recover from my excessive spending in October to put myself back in the black.  This will actually be the first year where I won't be doing any Black Friday shopping as I will be in El Paso with Adrian's family for Thanksgiving.  Although I will miss my annual tradition of hitting the outlet malls at midnight, it will hopefully be a savior for my wallet.  Now I just gotta put a strict lock-down on shopping for the rest of the month.  :)

kileen

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7 comments:

Angie said... [Reply]

oh! what a cool YSL arty dupe. i didn't even notice that. (love your nail polish with the first one especially)

Lǐwù (礼物) said... [Reply]

love the white top and the leopard pumps!

Vicky said... [Reply]

Love the way you do monthly recap. No Black Friday shopping though? :)  

Kileen said... [Reply]

i doubt i'll be able to go Black Friday shopping since I'll be in El Paso with Adrian's huge Mexican family. They don't really do any shopping and I'll be car-less... better for my wallet anyways. :)

Anikasmom said... [Reply]

What a great buy on the H&M Striped Sweater!

Courtney said... [Reply]

oh my god, I wish I could stock up on pumps for cooler weather! again, jealous of the weather!
I am loving that scalloped h&m jacket. wish I was your size!

Tanya Ann said... [Reply]

I LOVE that Limited scarf! Great buys!

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